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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 14, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 12',
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A GLIMPSE DEEP INTO A GIRL'S HEART j DOES
IT MEAN MODERN FEMINISM?
BY WINNIE LEE
Never beforejn the history of wo
man's emotions would it have been
possible for a girl to males the frank
confession contained in the letter
Dear Miss Lee, J am 18, and I
neve.r had a boy friend in my'life.
Often when I- .see other girls
younger than I am going to high
school dances, my eyes All with tears.
I am a good girl, and-I have many girl
friends, but I do not think that -any
boy ever took the trouble to think
whether he liked mew not.
This is very hard to write, but it is
I am pqor. I cannot dress as the
other girls do. But I am as pretty as
some of them," and I, get-my lessons
better thanmiost of them. I could
never have fine clothes, to go to
dances. Maybe thatris""why I am never
And now I am going to tell you the
A RECENT REFORM
"There goes a girl who doesn't
"Because she disapproves of it?"
"No; because she's disabled with
truth. I know of other girls who feel
this way, too.
I want to be cared for hy someone
who will think more oT me than of
anybody else in the world.
I want to be -an inspiration to
I want to give an unselfish love for
an unselfish love.
But all I can ever hope for is the
knowledge that I am doing what is
rignt, ior i ao not minK mat any man
will ever bestow his love upon me.
There are lots of girls who feel this
way. We are called "slow." I could
meet many boys and have what is
called a good time by flirting and.
speaking first. Then I wouldn't be
"slow." And you don't know how
hard it is to keep close to the margin
of goodness, when it would be so
easy to step over.yas some girls do,
and have all kinds; of popularity.
Can't you give a word of comfort
to us girls who are called "slow?"
X. X. X.
Such a frank confession of an emo
tion which is natural to every nor
mal girl, an emotion which she has
been taught to conceal and fib about
for centuries, is among the first prod
ucts of modern feminism.
It is highly probable that as woman
analyzes this need she will cease to
overestimate it as the only way to
What X. X. X. needs lust now -is a
world with a wider horizon, 'and this
she can never discover for herself.
With her ability to see the truth,
as well as her courage to speak it, she
will never find life dull.
The world, dear girl, is full oKa
number of things besides boys. Find
congenial work, busy yourself with
that, and perhaps, when you least ex
pect it love will fin'd you out. If it
doesn't well, you have your work to
do you cannot be altogether unhappy.
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